Is Midwest Academy accredited by an organization recognized by colleges and universities?
Yes. We are a fully accredited school by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). As such, our alumni have enrolled in a variety of colleges and universities throughout the U.S.
When can enrollment take place?
Midwest Academy offers rolling enrollment throughout the school year. Students can enroll at any time, based on space availability and acceptance.
Should I bring my child to the tour?
We prefer to have parents tour first. However, ultimately this is left up to parental discretion. Some parents wish to tour the school first to determine if Midwest may be a good fit for their child. If the child does not come on the initial tour, they will be given a personal tour when they come in for evaluation.
When is the best time to schedule a tour? Can I just stop by?
Scheduling a tour is necessary. The best time to schedule a tour is any school day between 8:30am and 2:00pm. Walk-ins are always welcome. However, we cannot guarantee staff availability to accommodate an immediate tour.
Where do students go after graduating?
While each student’s transition plan is different, a majority of our students will go on to attend a post-secondary educational institution on a full or part-time basis after graduating from Midwest.
My student has an IEP. Does it transition into Midwest? How does this work?
An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) serves several purposes. It serves as a documentation of a child’s official diagnosis as well as his or her strengths, areas of need, accommodations, and services provided while in a public school setting.
Midwest Academy provides supports to students with IEPs in many ways. By the nature of our program, we provide reasonable accommodations for students, including, but not limited to small groups, sensory breaks as needed, and extended time. Additional accommodations are provided on an individual basis.
For students with lagging skills in math or reading, our Boost program provides remediation services. Students meet on a regular basis in small groups or meet one-on-one with teachers to work on areas of need. Progress is monitored and groups are fluid as students’ needs change.
We also assist with the transition of IEPs to an Individualized Support Plans (independent school version of IEP). This is conducted by Carmel Clay Schools and provides the same documentation as an IEP, as well as services offered by the public school such as speech, direct services, or consultation services.
Midwest Academy works diligently to ensure that students with IEPs have a continuous record of services. This is important when applying for SAT/ACT or post-secondary accommodations, as the necessary documentation must be in place.
Does Midwest Academy value other differences?
Midwest Academy is dedicated to creating an environment, which promotes the education of divergent thinkers regardless of social/socio-economic status, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Midwest Academy does not serve students who use illegal substances; have severe behavioral issues, are involved in illegal activity or have been expelled. We believe that our school is made better by celebrating differences as well as commonalities. Midwest Academy strives to provide students with the opportunity to learn in a safe and rewarding environment.